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Session: Access to Care: Diverse Needs of Diverse Women
3303.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Access to Care: Diverse Needs of Diverse Women
Lack of access to high quality health care services is a widespread problem in the United States. The speakers on this panel, organized and moderated by the National Women’s Health Network, will each address an aspect of access to health care that particularly affects women in this country. Presentation topics will include restrictions and barriers to care limiting immigrant women’s access to health services; reproductive health care concerns of women of color; an overview of federal and state health policy reform efforts; barriers to using complementary and alternative medicine; and the reasons for uneven access to midwifery services and how this affects the quality of care provided to pregnant women.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Identify barriers to health care that particularly affect women; (2) Describe restrictions on health care that disproportionately affect women of color; (3) Describe health reforms that could improve access to care; and (4) Discuss the need for universal health care that meets the diverse needs of diverse women.
Organizer(s):Amy Allina
Moderator(s):Mary L. Greaney, PhD
2:30 PMHealth care for immigrant women: Restrictions, barriers and opportunities
Lisalyn Jacobs, JD
2:45 PMWithdrawn -- Access to midwifery
Teresa Rust Smith, PhD
3:00 PMAccess to reproductive health services: Concerns of women of color
Toni Bond
3:15 PMChanging the culture of medicine: Integrating complementary and alternative medicine
Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD
3:30 PMHealth access: The year in review
Ellen R Shaffer, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA